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We encourage participation by all who use and value The Pinnacle Nature Reserve. On 30th April 2023 we had 105 members and a further 229 interested people on our email list.

Stay informed

You don't have to be a member to participate in (or initiate) fotpin activities; just ask to be put on the email list and we'll keep you informed, or keep checking the website, particularly "What's on". However, by becoming a member (which is free) it helps us understand your interests and tailor activities to them, and it gives you a voice in our (low key) formal decision making processes.

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Participate in weed control

Controlling weeds in The Pinnacle Nature Reserve is one of our biggest challenges (see weeds on The Pinnacle).
All equipment necessary for the activities described below is supplied by fotpin.

Weather permitting, weeding teams patrol the Reserve every Thursday morning, grubbing the seasonal weeds. There are weekend teams every week as well, on either Saturday or Sunday mornings.

Contact Bob (Thursdays) or Len (weekends) to receive regular emails regarding upcoming weeding activities.

contact Bob
Thursday weeding
  contact Len
weekend weeding


Spraying. Those of us certified to use herbicides (in accordance with the requirements of ACT Parks and Conservation) will be spraying St. John's Wort, African Lovegrass, Paterson's Curse, Verbascum, Thistles, Briars and and Blackberry when conditions are appropriate in spring and summer.

Slashing. An effective method to control Saffron Thistle (and some other weeds) is slashing just prior to seed setting. We use both brushcutters and scythes, as appropriate. Slashing mainly occurs in late Spring.
Prior to using a brushcutter or scythe on The Pinnacle, volunteers are required to receive brief training from ACT Parks and Conservation Service for Health and Safety purposes; this is arranged by fotpin.

contact Warren
for information on
spraying and slashing



Other activities

See our current activities page for the full list of opportunities to participate in our quest to protect and enhance the ecological values of the Reserve.

Other opportunities to be involved



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